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Nonsurgical treatment might prevent mitral valve damage after a heart attack

According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, it is potential to treat or even prevent the heart valve damage that occurs after a heart attack, noninvasively. Losartan reduced mitral valve damage in an animal model of heart attack. The damage usually takes place in heart attack patients (25%), which can result in heart failure and an increased risk of death.   

Adolescents who try e-cigarattes increased the risk of Smoking Tobacco Cigarettes

According to a recent survey published in Preventive Medicine, teenagers who use e-cigarettes double their risk of developing the addiction to smoking tobacco cigarettes. The analysis led by the research team from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine looked at student of the secondary and post-secondary school and found that those who tried an e-cigarette were 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.

Zika Virus Spreads with Increased Amount of Time People Spent Outside

According to the findings published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the spread of Zika virus has the direct correlation with the amount of time spent outdoors. These conclusions are based on the new research carried out in Miami-Dade County, Florida. No matter people spend all day outside or those who rarely see sunshine, the number of hours spent outdoors is directly related to the Zika suffers, they report.

Grant Released To Study the Effects of Simulated Space Radiation on GIT

University of Arizona scientists were awarded space radiation research grant for the study. The Center for Applied Nano Bioscience and Medicine worked on protecting the health of astronauts. The astronauts on long-duration missions, including NASA's Journey to Mars were benefited. The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and another co-principal investigator located at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix were awarded with a grant. The effects of simulated space radiation on the human gastrointestinal tract would be studied with the aid of the grant.

Study reveals: Women with esophageal cancer respond better to the treatment

Female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer, treated with chemoradiation therapy before surgery are expected to have a more favorable response to the treatment than male patients, say researchers. A study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery reports women with locally advanced esophageal cancer, treated with chemoradiation therapy prior to surgery, showed a superior response to the treatment, and lower risk of cancer recurrence than men.